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michael, thank you again for joining us tonight for a very lively hour, as always. >> thank you. >> do something. make your voice known. that's all for us tonight. anderson cooper starts now. that's all for us tonight. anderson cooper starts now. we have breaking news tonight. ten years after we found chemical weapons in iraq, ba bassar al assad could possibly using the chemical weapons that we know he has right now. >> you're going to hear from one very brave and lucky young man tonight. >> plus congresswoman michelle bamman, she claims that president obama is wasting her money on his lavish lifestyle. where is she getting her facts? we tracked her down and asked her to see how she responded. basically, she wouldn't stop walking or running, almost.
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keeping them honest. we begin now with breaking news. news that just triggered military action by the united states in syria. the news tonight that the possibility that the regime in syria might be doing the one thing that could trigger american military action. might be using chemical weapons. crossing a redline that president obama himself lay down. now, they have used chemical weapons, that would leave the president with a major challenge as he heads tonight to israel. now, the suggestion that chemical weapons might have been used came a few hours ago today from mike rogers, saying there is a high probability to believe that chemical weapons have been used. dianne feinstein, the democratic colleague said today the white house has to make some kind of decision on this. jessica yellin is already in israel, she joins us by phone. jessica, you have senator
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feinstein a short time ago saying "i think the probables are very high and i think the white house needs to be prepared. the white house seems cautious today. where are they standing on this? >> anderson, white house officials say that they're still assessing the reports that chemical weapons were used. we know the president has said that the use of chemical weapons is a red line and that if assad crosses it that there will consequences. he has said you will be held accountable. today, his chief of staff said it would be a game changer if, in fact, chemical weapons were used. now, the president has not specified what he means, exactly, when he said his regime would be held accountable. there have been reports that the u.s. has developed a plan for direct action against syria, but there is no indication that
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the president would necessarily pursue it. and let's be realistic, it's hard to imagine that the u.s. would take any direct action against syria when the president is visiting the neighborhood and as you point out is arriving in israel in less than 24 hours. >> andrews air force base is arriving in the area, and he will be heading towards israel. >> look, syria was always going to be a part of the discussion while he's here, but now it threatens to overshadow the other issues. certainly for us, syria is front and center to the top of the agenda. israelis are focused on this because the increasing desperation of the assad regime has made them aware of the fact that chemical weapons used is a
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threat to israelis and their stable for a number of reasons, because it's so close, shares a border, the use of chemical weapons in syria could threaten some israelis and it threatens a refugee challenge because israel would probably open its borders to bring in refugees if they fled, and it is a real challenge for jordan, the president's next stop as he spends several days in israel. jordan has already taken in many thousands of syrian refugees and would no doubt face the need to take in more if chemical weapons were used. >> we are looking at air force one landing. the president is about to get out. i want to bring in bob baron and fran townsend. fran sits on the cia external advisory committee. if we take senator feinstein at
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her word that there is a high probabili probability that chemical weapons were used, what is the next step? >> we have to assume senator feinstein is briefed and that there is a basis for her statement. she also went on to say the u.s. is working to verify that they'll be able do is that in short order. what that means is obviously you can't do what you did in libya, which is just only air strikes. we're going to need some forces on the ground. the u.s. and allies are training forces near jordan, because there are understood to be about four chemical weapon sites. that underscores the magnitude of this problem.
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the president will want to put a coalition together. it will take a lot of people to do this effectively. it will require air assets but also ground forces. >> when people hear that there are may be the use of chemical weapons, there will be concern, but also skepticism based on what happened in iraq. how does anyone know that chemical weapons have been used? how do you verify 100% that they have been used? >> there are western groups around aleppo where these weapons were apparently used. they'll be able to send evidence out in the next couple of days. the traces of this on the skin will be obvious. there are doctors that know what they're looking at. they'll figure out what kind it was. i think it was a fairly light chemical weapon, maybe chlorine. early reports are saying this. so i think we'll know pretty sure in the next two or three days. we'll have people being taken out to turkey, and i think diane feinstein is absolutely right. if these weapons were used we've
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crossed the threshold. syria is completely a mess now, chaotic. the resistance groups, opposition are broken up into little pieces. you have al qaeda there. we simply cannot let it happen that al qaeda gets these weapons or that the regime turns them loose on their own cities. something is going to happen very soon. >> bob, why can't you just bomb these sites? >> well, they're saying that they're in a dozen sites. you can't know for sure if they've been dispersed. if you do bomb them, you run the risk of syrians escalating by bombing israel, for instance. it's not beyond them. as diane feinstein said, these people are desperate. the regime, more and more cities are falling in areas and as we've said all along, they will use these things and something has to happen. you also have to look at syria has become a proxy war for iran, russia, saudi arabia and turkey.
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everybody is pouring arms into the country. you know, the situation cannot continue as it is without running into a catastrophe with it involving chemical weapons. >> fran, what goes on in the white house in a situation like this, particularly when the president is heading to the region. >> you would presume that the secret service advised him not to go. if the president is getting on air force one, he's doing the right thing as a leader, but he would have taken himself and the detail through a chemical weapons drill. they each carry little yellow packs that would allow them several hours of air. but you would have taken them while they're on the plan through a complete drill about what to expect and what the
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safety and decontamination procedures would be. >> dianne feinstein said i think we are going through some very dark times. the regime is saying that the rebels are the ones that have used chemical weapons. they're saying that the regime has used them. each size has incentive to accuse the other. but using these weapons, how do you prove who actually used them? >> that's the whole problem. we're not in touch with the regime. neither side can be blamed. but the point is, that once the chemical weapons come out, that's the beginning of the chaos, that's when there is no choice. it doesn't matter what it is. put a blockade on the country. stop weapons from going in. don't let the artillery be deployed. you can check this from the air. you can counter it. anything to prevent, especially, sarin from being used would put
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this conflict in a whole other realm. >> the rebels say they don't have the capabilities of using chemical weapons. do you buy that? >> i do buy that. but you worry if you put a -- look, what you worry about is the assad regime loading these chemical weapons on to a missile. we've seen them bomb inside lebanon. you can understand all the neighbors are rightly concerned that the regime itself has the capability to load this on to a missile. no reason to think that the rebels do have that capabilitca you worry if they put it with an explosive and get some aerosolization of a weapon if they put it even with a crude explosion. so there is less concern if it's the rebels, certainly more concern to the neighbors if it's the regime. >> and why can't you just bomb these sites? i knows there multiple sites,
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but would that actually destroy the weapons? why do you need boots on the ground, actual troops on the ground? >> well, the concern, anderson, if you talk to folks who have been involved in military planning, is that the air strike will actually, the detonation itself, will take the chemical weapon and raise it up into the air and allow it to spread and put more civilians at risk. what you want to do is minimize potential casualties and con temperature nation. so you're better off if there is the option to secure the sites without using air assets, you want to do that. i think that's why you've seen the training of military of jordan and others in the region. >> appreciate your expertise as we see the president about to take off for jordan. jessica yellin will be reporting from there. let us know what you think, if the syrian regime has used these
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weapons. what do you think the u.s. should do? let's talk about it on twitter during the commercial break. coming up next, new video of police rushing a campus, a campus that could easily become a vast killing ground. and we'll talk to the would-be killer's roommate. we'll talk about the first eye to eye contact he made with his roommate might have been his last on earth. he opened his door, his roommate had a rifle staring right at him. amazing how he survived. that's the potential gunman who ended up killing himself. later, spring may not be coming. winter is still coming. why there could be more to come. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] birdhouse plans. nacho pans. glass on floors. daily chores. for the little mishaps you feel use neosporin to help you heal. it kills germs so you heal four days faster. neosporin. use with band-aid brand bandages.
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welcome back. we're learning just how close the university of central florida came to a massacre. today they released this video showing the moment they entered the dorm room where a student living on campus just committed suicide. once inside, officers not only
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found his body but they also found an arsenal of guns, ammunitions and explosives. a chilling checklist that says that guy was one step away from a rampage on a massive scale. the officers were responding to a 911 call from his roommate who i spoke with a short time ago. first ed lavandera looks closer at what happened there. >> reporter: just after midnight on monday morning, the fire alarm starts blaring inside this dormitory at the university of central florida campus. a man called 911 after he looked in his bedroom and finds a roommate pointing a gun right at him. >> my roommate just pulled a fire alarm and he has a gun out. >> where are you at? >> i'm in the university of central florida in orlando. the fire alarm went off. i openedhe door to see what was going on and he's there with a gun, like a large assault gun. i don't know if it's real. i slammed my door shut and
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locked it. >> are you secured in your room now? >> yes. i'm in the bathroom. >> when campus police arrived at the scene, they make their way to the gunman's dorm room. this might be disturbing for some to watch, but police find 30-year-old james camaro lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head. they also find that apparently he was planning a massacre. there we there were four homemade bombs inside of a backpack and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. >> i don't think that you acquire numerous magazines and that you purchased a thousand rounds of ammunition and that you purchased the .45 ammunitioammunition i don't think you do that as a joke. there was also this sort of timeline of what he planned to do scratching off items as he went down the list. the first item was to go to this
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bar called the mad hatter across the street from the campus to first "get drunk" then get equipped, take a shower, shave up, to put on youtube, instruction to pull the alarm, the last item read good luck, give them hell. >> the notes lay out a timeline. that timeline was go to mad hatter's, drink, and then i will try to make that available as well. there was no specific threat in it. nothing like that. so one of the interesting things we did find going back over the evidence today is that as he did each thing, he scratched them off on the list. so that was -- the list stops with pull the fire alarm. >> we don't know who he planned to target, but investigators say he was acting as a lone wolf. officials at the university of florida say they discovered these items ordered online and delivered to the campus but he never picked them up in the
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mailroom. >> what were waiting for the deceased were two .22 round magazines designed for the gsg weapon that he had. there was also a blackhawk tactical sling designed to fit that particular weapon. and there was also a training dvd on proper shooting and use of lasers. >> ed laviendeandera is live in orlando. is the would-be killer's family saying anything tonight? >> it's interesting. the would-be killer was described as a loaner, one who showed anti-social behavior. and his own parents put out a short statement this afternoon saying that they wanted to be left alone. they describe their son as a loner, "loner" and showed no
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signs or history of violence at all it was interesting his own parents called him a loaner. >> now, only on this program on 360, the would-be killer's roommate and the campus reporter join me. >> can you try to take us through what happened? you heard the fire alarm go off. you started to leave your room and then what happened? >> usually, when the fire alarm goes off in my apartment, it's just usually somebody burning something on the stove. so i just opened my door to see what was burning. i didn't see any smoke or anything. i saw my roommate, james, just standing in front of me, approximately four feet in front of me with some sort of assault rifle. he had it pointed down at the ground. as soon as i opened the door, he made eye contact with me and just started raising it towards my head. >> when he made eye contact with you, what did he look like?
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what was his expression? >> he had a really cold, hard stare. >> so you guys weren't exactly friends? >> no, i lived with him -- i moved into my apartment in the beginning of the fall semester. fall of 2012. and, you know, i've tried to get to know him and stuff. but, no we're not friends. he's just very anti-social. he doesn't want to know me. he doesn't want to make friends. he just keeps to himself. >> so you opened your door and you see him standing there, the rifle is pointed down, he makes eye contact with you. then what happened? >> oh, he instantly raised his rifle at me. before he could get it all the way up, i just slammed the door. i was -- i was not trying to -- i was not going to let him shoot me. i slammed the door, locked moved away from the door in case
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he fired at the door. i took some cover in my room so he wouldn't, like, be able to -- the bullets wouldn't be able to penetrate anything and i just called 911. they pretty much handled it from there. >> we actually have the 911 tape. you can hear the alarm going off as you're talking to the authorities. i want to play that for our viewers. >> my roommate just pulled the fire alarm and he's got a gun out. >> all right. where are you at? >> i'm in the university of central florida. like the fire alarm went off. i opened the door to see what was going on. he's there with like some sort of like gun, like large assault gun. i don't know if it's a real gun. i don't know what it is. but i just saw it, slammed my door shut and locked it. >> are you in your room now? secured in your room? >> yeah. yes. i'm in the bathroom right now. >> all right. >> i'm amazed how calm you sound. what was going through your
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mind? were you afraid he was going to, you know, shoot his way into the room? >> yeah. that was one of my concerns. i was definitely scared but i was -- scared but calm. i was just taking cover like in my room behind objects. initially the chest of drawers and then later when i moved to the bathroom just behind the cabinet. just so that if he did fire at the wall on the other side he wouldn't be able to hit me. that's part of the reason why i was able to, like, not panic so much. >> he actually wasn't enrolled in school for the semester because he failed to pay his tuition. did he seem angry because of that? >> i asked him why he's not enrolled in classes and he said because he signed up too late or something which i knew that was a lie but i didn't press him too much about it. i knew he was having money problems because of the whole
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process with him getting evicted from the apartment. he was having trouble at work, too. i think his hours got cut recently. he wasn't making a lot of money. >> do you have any idea why he might have done this? >> i think he was just in a corner. it just made for a very solitary person that, i don't know. i guess he saw suicide as an easier way out than where he was at. >> did you hear that gunshot? >> yeah. i didn't realize it was a gunshot at the time. because i was in the bathroom and he was like two rooms over. there was a fire alarm going off. but i heard like one or two pops. later i understood that was the gunshot. >> kristy, i want to bring you in here. you have been reporting this story on campus. what's the reaction on campus to
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all of this? >> you know, everybody's very flustered. no one knows what to think. you know, why he would do this type of thing. so everybody's just very happy that, you know, nobody was -- else with was hurt in this. it could have been a lot worse. thank god for our hero. >> folks on campus consider bk a hero because he was able to think straight and call the authorities. >> definitely. i have several friends in tower one that were all there at the time who could have been hurt. you know, if it wasn't for bk calling 911 and, you know, getting the police there as quick as possible. >> well, bk, it really is extraordinary how calm you were able to remain. a lot of people would have not been able to do that. thank you so much for talking to us. i'm sorry for what you have been through. kristy as well, thanks so much for being with us. >> no problem. >> thank you, anderson. >> lucky young man.
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up next on the eve of spring, you could the snowe, a late winter storm has new england and the upper midwest digging out again. we'll show you who got hit hardest and where the storm is heading. and michele bachmann is saying president obama is wasting her tax dollars on his family and his dog beau. she said stuff in the past that has no facts to back it up. we wanted to ask where she got her facts this time. guess what? we'll show you what happened when dana bash drtracked her do. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all on thinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ i don't have to leave my desk and get up and go to the post office anymore. [ male announcer ] with stamps.com you can print real u.s. postage for all your letters and packages.
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spring is just hours away in this half of the hemisphere but winter didn't get the memo. this is how new england is welcoming in spring. more snow and a lot of it. a late winter storm forced school closures. the upper midwest hit with another blast of winter. south isn't off the hook either.
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allison kosik has the latest on the wild winter weather. >> reporter: the calendar says spring but mother nature is playing by her own rules, dumping about a foot of snow in parts of new hampshire on the last day of winter. >> it's kind of fun because then you can shovel and work out. >> reporter: in concord it looked more like december than march. >> it's new england. this is what we get in new england. i'm happy. i'm leaving to go skiing on friday. >> reporter: the deep snow across the northeast is taxing on snow plows and backs. >> it's very heavy. you know, underneath, especially when you get toward the street like a puddle of water underneath everything. so it's hard to throw it. >> reporter: late winter storms are not just affecting new england. extreme weather already packing a punch across the midwest leaving travelers stranded with over 500 flight cancellations from ohio to new york. blizzard conditions in north dakota monday left cars stranded and overturned on highways. down south, parts of mississippi pummelled by golf ball-sized
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hail shattering car windshields. in nearby tennessee, a tornado touched down leaving signs of damage but no injuries. high winds in georgia left similar scenes of destruction. not to be outdone folks in alabama were cleaning up tuesday after severe storms knocked down trees and overturned trucks leaving thousands without power. the wild weather leaving many longing for mother nature to catch up to the calendar. >> it's spring. it should be spring already. >> i love the snow. but i'm a little done with it. >> reporter: for those who say they have had enough of this stuff, guess what. there is another storm expected next week that could make them nostalgic for this time last year when it was 81 degrees. cnn, concord, new hampshire. >> 81 degrees a year ago. amazing. more breaking news. we have it in the 360 bulletin. >> breaking news. election news. cnn can now project that elizabeth colbert bush, the
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sister of stephen colbert won the democratic primary of south carolina. there is no projection yet on the gop side. and the pakistani teenager shot in the head by the taliban for promoting education for girls five months ago. she lives in england now. today she went back to school for the first time since the attack. here's how she described her return to the classroom. >> i think it is the happiest moment that i'm going back to my school. today i held my books, my bag, i talked to my friends, i will talk to my teacher. >> an incredible young girl. an update on another recovery to tell you about. interior secretary ken salazar said the statue of liberty will reopen to the public by the fourth of july. lady liberty has been closed since october when it was damaged during super storm sandy. nasa and white house
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officials told a congressional committee that the nation's asteroid detection program is behind schedule and billions of dollars are needed to keep americans safe from space threats like the meteor that exploded over russia last month. more than a thousand people were injured. officials said the risk of a massive meteor slamming into earth any time soon is small. just one in 20,000. here's the bad news, anderson. at least 10,000 large space objects -- one official used the term "city killers" haven't been detected yet. >> is it behind schedule or schedule? >> it's schedule, trust me. >> oh, smashing. >> tally-ho. >> i'm going to have some "aluminium" soda cans now. michele bachmann is back with claims about president obama wasting your money on chefs and
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welcome back. on this program we try not to take political sides. we are not a republican or democratic newscast. not conservative or liberal. we believe in facts. you can find that stuff on other networks. when you're elected representatives, republicans, democrats or independents speak, they should to be the best of their ability speak their truth, and if not they should be held accountable. not for political views or governing philosophy but for making stuff up. tonight we are featuring michele bachmann. tonight she raced away from our dana bash who was trying to ask her questions about remarks michele bachmann made at the conservative political action conference over the weekend. in the statements she slammed
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the white house reaction during the attack that killed four americans in libya last fall. >> a war was raging in benghazi for hours and all we know is that our president went awol. >> while cries from american diplomats and soldiers went unanswered. >> then she shifted to government spending specifically the white house budget. >> a new book is out talking about the perks and excess of the $1.4 billion a year presidency that we are paying for. this is a lifestyle that is one of excess. now we find out that there are five chefs on air force one. there are two projectionists who operate the white house movie theater. they regularly sleep at the white house in order to be readily available in case the first family wants a really, really late show. and i don't mean to be petty
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here but can't they just push the play button? [ applause ] we are also the ones who are paying for someone to walk the president's dog. paying for someone to walk the president's dog. >> now a lot to talk about. keeping them honest. the benghazi killings leave room for criticism. we've been very critical on this show look at facts about that. the claims of $1.4 billion in white house perks and excess, they fail on the facts in simple fairness. congresswoman bachmann apparently got her information from a 131-page self-published book by a long-time republican lobbyist. the book provides no specific sourcing for the claims it makes. no sourcing. according to the "washington post," which dug deep into this, the only scholarly work on the subject was published in 2010 by
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the left-leaning brookings institution. it found the bush white house in 2008 cost about $1.6 billion to run. nearly $1.1 billion of which went to the seek are the service, and the white house chopper fleet, not perks. if congressman michele bachmann is right -- and that's a big if -- the current occupants are cheaper. as for the five chefs, five cooks would be more like it unlike on commercial flights the lion's share of meals are prepared fresh on board. 0 pa 50 passengers, several meals on a flight, that's a lot of cooking. as for the projectionists, nothing new there either. according to the white house museum jimmy carter watched 500 films in office. and beau the dog has no designated walker. the white house gardner walks the dog. the guy likes dogs and has walked presidential dogs for the last eight administrations. the notion that this is a uniquely extravagant president dies hard with michele bachmann. remember, this is not the first time she's made detailed claims about presidential spending
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without facts to back them up. here she is on this program several years ago. >> i think we know that just within a day or so the president of the united states will be taking a trip over to india that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day. he's taking 2,000 people with him. he'll be renting out over 870 rooms in india. these are five-star hotel rooms at the taj mahal palace hotel. this is the kind of over the top spending. it's a very small example, anderson. >> the white house is saying the idea that this is a $200 million boondogle is overstated, that the number is wildly inflated, those numbers. >> that may be what the white house is stating. but again we have never seen a trip at this level before, this level of excess. >> no one knows the cost because for security reasons they don't disclose the cost so the idea that it's $200 million is simply made up. >> these are the numbers that have been coming out in the press. >> these are the numbers that have been coming out in the press.
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for the record, as we discovered back then and reported the story originated in a report from the news agency press trust of india. so it's an indian paper. their source was a provincial government official who was unnamed. one single unnamed source from an indian provincial official, how that official would allegedly know how much the president of the united states and the u.s. government was spending -- i mean, it doesn't make sense. congresswoman bachmann has made other claims that do not stand up as well. namely that a top adviser to then secretary of state clinton may be under the sway of the muslim brotherhood. that allegation with you found factually groundless, drew sharp criticism at the time from both sides of the aisle. republican colleagues including john mccain called her out on it publically. we invited michele bachmann to come on the program to talk about her latest allegations. she declined. the invitation stands open. the meantime dana bash tried keeping them honest and joins us.
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you literally had to chase the congresswoman down. what did she tell you? >> i should say, anderson, the last time i ran after michele bachmann on one of those issues, i told you that the bad news is she can walk fast in heels. the good news is so can i. h this time she was moving so fast it tested my endurance. i told her i wanted to talk about her speech at cpac, about questionable accusations made about the president's lavish lifestyle. here's how it went. >> i want to ask you about the fact that you said he had -- you talked about the excesses that he's engaged in. the fact that he has a dog walker which is not true. >> the big point of my speech was about benghazi. this was answer absolute disaster. >> you also made specific accusations about the president spending money that other presidents also -- >> the issue is there are four americans that are dead. the secretary of state was not in conversation with the secretary of defense or with the chair of the joint chiefs of staff. >> i think that's an important point. >> she was not there. >> that's important but this is
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another -- >> this is the president of the united states didn't care about those four americans and they were killed. that's the point. >> if you -- >> we have to focus. >> if you want to focus then why did you bring up the other things. >> you want to handlers and four americans are killed? >> congresswoman you brought it up. >> these americans. >> you brought it up. >> to be fair, she doesn't always answer my questions but she does usually smile and is polite. this was a bit out of character for her. >> it is -- what's amaze being that quote is that she try to turn it against you as if how dare you bring up a dog walker, something so petty, when because of the horror of what's happened in bengahzi, she's the one who brought up the dog walker and the projectionists. she made the allegations and now she's saying when you ask her about it, she's trying to make you seem like an irresponsible reporter for daring to ask her about that.
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>> yes, she did. i tried -- it takes a lot to make me speechless. i was a little speechless. that's not the response that i expected from her. but, you know, i have to tell you, anderson, i checked in with some people who know how she operates, people who work with her on the inside. they weren't surprised about this in the big picture for many reasons. primarily the name of the game at the cpac convention which draws conservative activists is to be provocative. she knew talking about presidential dog walkers, cooks and projection operators would be memorable. these sources admitted to me that bachmann's m.o. is shoot first, ask questions later. especially if she doesn't have people to advise her against muddying which was a pretty strong speech and argument about benghazi and presidential leadership. >> also i should point out this network was the network that was blasted by the obama administration for our early reporting on benghazi and what we uncovered in the burned out wreckage in benghazi.
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so the idea that somehow we are not talking about bengahzi is just absurd. we do struggle in situations like this, because we want to call out politicians when they say things that are flat out untrue. with with congresswoman bachmann it's a double edged sword. she fund raises off this stuff. >> we can be transparent with viewers. your producers and us, we had a real discussion about this today because we know the more oxygen we give this the more bachma bachmann will raise money off of this. this is one example of a fund-raising notice she sends out. she's one of the most active fund raising e-mail lists. she sends out five-alarm notices to supporters, sometimes more than one e-mail a day warning that they have to contribute or her campaign will fall under the weight of democrats and the liberal media. that's what this one today said. this was on a different subject. i wouldn't be surprise fd she uses this program, this report and another one tomorrow or beyond.
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but we're doing our job. >> again, the invitation stands. she can just sit. she doesn't have to run through the aisles. we'll talk to her seated. >> how will i get my exercise, anderson? >> that's true. thank you very much. coming up, a story that's really outrageous. this man killed three of his classmates and in today's sentencing he had a vulgar message for the victims' relatives in the room. he had the word killer on his t-shirt. that was just part of it. also frightening moments for the mayor of kansas city, he was in the middle of a speech when a guy rushed the stage. he reacted to the intruder next. but how good are they for the rest of your face? [ female announcer ] new neutrogena® naturals acne cream cleanser with acne-fighting medicine from the wintergreen leaf. this effective cleanser cleans into pores. treats and helps prevent future breakouts. without dyes, parabens, or harsh sulfates. for clear healthy skin. naturally clear skin has never felt so beautiful. [ female announcer ] new acne cream cleanser. only from neutrogena® naturals.
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elizabeth colbert bush, the sister of steven colber it was the winner of the democratic race. a judge who sentenced an ohio teen to life in prison without parole for killing three students last year. he wore a white t-shirt in court with the word killer scrolled across it. when given the opportunity to speak, he delivered a profanity-laced statement directed at the victim's families along with an obscene hand gesture. a man stormed the stage and grabbed the mike from the mayor, mayor james watched calmly before returning to his speech. and ten dresses worn by the late princess diana hit the auction block. a blue dress worn to a 1985 white house gala where diana danced with john travolta brought in the most money -- more than $360,000. all together the dresses sold for $1.2 million. we'll be right back.
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time for the ridiculist. tonight we are adding stowaway roaches. just when you thought it was safe to make the trip from atlantic city to new york comes the story of a greyhound bus infested with bugs. i wasn't actually there. maybe infested is too strong a word. >> when i say infested, i mean infested. >> here's what happened. according to passengers, shortly afth